Should look very nice once everything has grown & the tree has matured.

Should look very nice once everything has grown & the tree has matured.

I was really happy to see that Marrickville Council has planted a garden as well as a street tree in a traffic island at the corner of Burrows & Hogan Avenue Sydenham.

The island could have been concreted, as it common practice around the municipality. In a past Council Meeting I heard the previous GM say in response to a question from past Councillor Olive that Council does not usually choose to green the middle of the roads where there are traffic islands or median strips because they are concerned for the safety of their staff who may be working in this area.

My belief is that anywhere without concrete is better for lowering the urban heat island effect & better for streetscape beauty, which impacts on the health & happiness of residents.

Burrows Avenue does not have many trees, so I am hoping the new tree is a tall growing species, so it will make more of an impact. Sydenham has lost at least 21 trees of late, as Railcorp chopped down all the trees in the grounds of Sydenham Station Master’s House last year.  This is a lot of trees for such a small suburb & any new public trees will be of benefit to both the community & the wildlife.

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